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5 Effective Ways to Protect Your Pet from Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease poses a significant threat to pets, particularly dogs, but cats can also be affected. Heartworm disease results when parasitic worms are transmitted to your pet through mosquito bites and, over time, the worms damage the heart and pulmonary system, which can threaten your pet’s life. Knowing how to protect your pet from heartworm [...]

Keeping an Eye on Common Pet Eye Diseases

As the saying goes, the eyes are the window to the soul, and you can likely attest to the soulful look in your pet’s eyes. Eye diseases, however, can diminish your pet's ability to see, negatively impacting your four-legged friend’s safety in the process. From mild irritations to serious diseases, understanding these common eye issues [...]

A Pet Owner’s Guide to Dental Health Essentials

Like you, your furry companion needs appropriate dental care to maintain a happy and comfortable life. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). During this month, veterinarians across the United States highlight the importance of oral care in pets. The Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital team knows oral [...]

Changes in Your Pet You Shouldn’t Ignore

Your pet can’t tell you when they aren’t feeling quite right, but their subtle changes often provide clues. Some of pets’ illness signs are not concerning, but others require a prompt veterinary examination. Our team at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital shares the health signs that pet owners should never ignore.  Your pet’s eating habits have [...]

8 Holiday Traditions That Pose Hazards to Your Pet

The holiday season is filled with peace, love, and joy, but some traditions pose hazards to pets. During this busy time of year, you may be distracted, focusing on gifting, decorating, and hosting, and may forget to consider your furry pal’s wellbeing. Our Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital team shares a list of holiday traditions that [...]

The Truth About Chronic Kidney Disease in Pets

Organ dysfunction—especially chronic kidney disease (CKD)—is a common problem in pets. While you may have heard about the disease, you may not know the seriousness of this condition. Many myths surround CKD and its effect on pets, but untruths can ultimately result in a lack of diagnosis and treatment and a poor quality of life [...]

Cold Laser Therapy for Pets: 5 Benefits

Class IV, or “cold,” laser therapy might be the perfect solution for pet owners looking to heal their pet’s ailments without drugs or side effects or to amplify the effects of other treatments. Our Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital laser therapy equipment is safe, effective, and affordable, and produces results in only a few sessions. Cold [...]

Owner Guide to Feline Arthritis

Feline arthritis commonly affects cats—studies suggest that more than 90% of cats older than age 12 show arthritis signs in at least one joint. This chronic, progressive disease is characterized by the gradual loss of cartilage, which is the smooth tissue in joints that acts as a cushion between bones. Over time, this degradation leads [...]

A Dog Owner’s Guide to Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease

Cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) often goes undiagnosed. However, this condition is the most common cause of dogs’ hind limb lameness. To determine whether you should have your dog evaluated for CCLD, read our Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital team’s guide to this condition. Canine knee anatomy To understand CCLD, you need to learn about canine [...]

Caring for Exotic Pets: Tips and Tricks

In the world of veterinary medicine and animal care, an “exotic” pet isn’t a dog, cat, or livestock. Exotics encompass many different species and categories, including small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. The Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital team offers veterinary care for small mammals and birds, two of the most popular exotic pet types. [...]

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